SAY MY NAME: Director Jay Stern talks about his quirky romantic comedy – Exclusive Interview

Director Jay Stern on the set of SAY MY NAME | ©2019 Electric Entertainment/Huw John, Cardiff

The quirky, dark-ish rom-com SAY MY NAME (opening Friday nationwide) takes place on a small island off the coast of Wales. Here, a visiting American woman, played by Lisa Brenner (also one of the film’s producers), gets together with a depressed local man, played by Nick Blood, for what both will imagine will be a one-night stand. Things take a turn – and then many more turns – when their hotel room is invaded by a couple of thieves. Jay Stern directed the Electric Entertainment production from a script by Deborah Frances-White. Stern’s previous work includes the features THE CHANGELING, […]Read On »

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First Look Trailer: HELLO HERO LAUNCH TRAILER

HELLO HERO logo | ©2013 Fincon

Yes, it’s time to say “hello” to a new breed of hero. Today, Fincon just debuted the new RPG game HELLO HERO in the United States and is now available on IOS and Android platforms (www.helloherogame.com). Breaking even more ground is the new live action launch trailer directed by SHARKNADO helmer (and AX founder) Anthony C. Ferrante and featuring a bunch of supeheroes getting beat up in downtown Los Angeles and saved by the quirky heroes featured in the videogame. You can watch the trailer below and you can download and play the new RPG game at the links below. […]Read On »

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Barry Levinson’s 1982 classic DINER screens at LACMA tonight at 7:30pm

DINER movie poster | ©1982 MGM/Warner Bros.

One of the most underrated 1980s comedies is DINER, the writer-directorial debut of Barry Levinson and tonight LACMA is sponsoring a special screening in Los Angeles tonight, December 1, at 7:30. You can purchase DINER tickets by clicking on the link. Rarely is there such a perfect first film, but Levinson nailed it with his 1982 classic set in 1959 Baltimore. Based on his own experiences, DINER stars Kevin Bacon, Timothy Daly, Mickey Rourke, Steve Guttenberg, Ellen Barkin, Paul Reiser and Daniel Stern in their first breakout roles. The film is essentially about a bunch of guys trying to grow […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Director Declan O’Brien takes another WRONG TURN

WRONG TURN 4: BLOODY BEGINNINGS teaser poster | ©2011 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

For a film franchise that got off to a less than stellar boxoffice start in 2003, WRONG TURN has proven to be one of 20th Century Fox’s steady DVD players and has resulted in two additional direct-to-DVD sequels over the years. Now, WRONG TURN 3 helmer Declan O’Brien (Syfy Channel’s SHARKTOPUS) returns to write and direct a prequel to the franchise with WRONG TURN 4: BLOODY BEGINNINGS. If you ever wondered how the cannibal crazies Three-Finger, Saw-Tooth and One-Eye got their appetite for death, destruction and flesh, then BLOODY BEGINNINGS hopes to shed some new bloody light on things. Hitting […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Ruben Fleischer on 30 MINUTES OR LESS, ZOMBIELAND 2 and THE GANGSTER SQUAD

Aziz Ansari and Jesse Eisenberg in 30 MINUTES OR LESS | ©2011 Sony Pictures

Director Ruben Fleischer may have come from the music video and commercials world, but his directorial debut ZOMBIELAND proved he could handle great storytelling, absurd humor on top of some highly stylized visual filmmaking techniques. With the critical and commercial success of ZOMBIELAND, Fleischer was looking for something a little more low-key for his follow-up which he discovered with the comedy 30 MINUTES OR LESS. The story follows a pizza delivery guy (ZOMBIELAND star Jesse Eisenberg) who has a bomb strapped to his body by a couple of thugs who give him a short window to rob a bank or […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: PARANOIA consumes filmmakers Ryan Mitchelle and Brad Jones

PARANOIA official poster | ©2011 Walkaway Entertainment

Creating a film on any kind of budget can be a daunting task, but when Springfield, Illinois filmmakers Ryan Mitchelle and Brad Jones decided to create a taut little Hitchcockian thriller with a very small crew, they found they had to utilize every trick in the book. The end result is the impressive PARANOIA, a thriller that stars Jones as a Mark Bishop – a man whose life is falling apart. His wife has left him and there’s a serial killer running around town who may be targeting him next. When a mysterious man ends up dead on his doorstep, […]Read On »

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Warren Beatty discusses his 1981 film REDS at the 2011 TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL

Alec Baldwin and Warren Beatty at the REDS special screening at the 2011 TCM Classic Film Festival |©2011 TCM/Adam Rose

There have been many movies that have lost out on nabbing that Best Picture Oscar, but 1981’s REDS was probably the most glaring snub. Even though it was nominated for 12 awards and writer-director-producer and actor Warren Beatty won Best Director, the film ultimately lost out to CHARIOTS OF FIRE. Now, 30 years later, it’s clear that REDS was the more deserving movie which transformed the life of Socialist activist, writer and journalist John Reed into a sprawling three and a half hour saga. To honor its anniversary, the 2011 TCM Film Festival had a special screening Saturday night, and […]Read On »

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Breaking News: REDS director-actor Warren Beatty wants to make more movies

REDS DVD box art | ©Paramount Pictures Home Entertainment

While speaking at the 2011 TCM Classic Film Festival screening of his 1981 epic film REDS with moderator Alec Baldwin, writer-director-producer-actor Warren Beatty spoke about wanting to make more movies, but admitted he was a sluggish decision maker. “There’s a point where this little thing called life [happens],” says Beatty. “I have an 11-year-old, a 14-year-old, a 16-year-old and now a just turned 19-year-old. With each one of them, I feel that I have four small Middle Eastern countries I  have to negotiate with. Each one of them is more interesting than five movies. But I’m going to make another […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: BATTLE: LA director Jonathan Liebesman is combat ready

Director Jonathan Liebesman and Aaron Eckhart on the set of BATTLE: LA | ©2011 Sony

Director Jonathan Liebesman may have got his start working on the horror films DARKNESS FALLS and THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE BEGINNING, but he’s now moved up to the big budget action leagues with BATTLE: LA. The ambitious and impressive alien invasion flick follows a global alien attack, with Los Angeles being the last hope at victory as a ragtag platoon of marines try to figure out what these aliens are made of and what they want. ASSIGNMENT X recently spoke with Liebesman in this exclusive interview as he talks about filming the movie and teases about what he hopes […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: LET ME IN director Matt Reeves takes on the dark side of adolescence

LET ME IN Blu-ray | ©2011 Anchor Bay

One of the scariest things about the horror film LET ME IN, which is about a bullied young boy Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee) who befriends vampire girl Abby (Chloe Moretz), is that it’s a remake of the excellent Swedish film LET THE RIGHT ONE IN. To tackle such a perfect film for American audiences could have been a suicide mission for any other filmmaker. However, writer-director Matt Reeves managed to take the seeds that made the original film so perfect and translate it beautifully with LET ME IN (which hits DVD and Blu-ray his week). The CLOVERFIELD helmer spoke with ASSIGNMENT […]Read On »

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